4-H holds Gymkhana event

4-H horse participants compete in Gymkhana, which are timed events such as barrel racing and pole bending. In the Gymkhana Division, the 2013 grand champion senior was Mikaela Swanson with Kendra Hockran in reserve. Junior grand champion honors went to Gracie Morrison with Taylor Clark in reserve. Amateur champion was won by Melissa Fiebelkorn with Hailey Swanson in reserve. Walk Trot champion was Chrissy Dean with Karli Gifford receiving reserve. Grand champion Gymkhana showman was received by Melissa Fiebelkorn with Mikayla Reynolds receiving reserve. State Fair qualifiers included seniors: Michaela Swanson, Emily Swanson, Kendra Hockran; and juniors: Gracie Morrison and alternate Taylor Clark. Pictured is Emily Markham as she races for the fastest time in the barrel racing portion of Gymkana.